President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would “not even consider” renaming Army bases that honor Confederate leaders and soldiers who fought to protect slavery and uphold white supremacy.
According to CNN, US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday they’re open to holding a “bipartisan conversation” about renaming almost a dozen army bases and installations bearing the names of Confederate military commanders.
However, Trump was quick to shoot the idea down.
“The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations,” Trump tweeted Wednesday.